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The Latest Health News

Friday, June 28th, 2013

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National Library of Medicine Launches “Outreach to Specific Populations” Listserv

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

The US National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the creation of a new Outreach to Specific Populations listserv <>. This free information system will provide health information professionals, librarians, advocates, healthcare professionals, students and others with an opportunity to share information and discuss outreach to specific populations through quality information, capacity building and community engagement. This discussion forum will enable participants to stay informed about health information resources, services and programs tailored to specific populations, as well as connect with colleagues in the field and benefit from discussions that address best practices, challenges and gaps associated with health information outreach to specific populations. It was created by the Outreach & Special Populations Branch in the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS).

Information distributed through the OSP Listserv (NLM_OSP-L) will include but not be limited to:

Health information outreach programs and services tailored to specific populations (i.e. Students/Educators, Health Professionals, Minorities, Women, Seniors, etc.)

Information resources addressing health topics ranging from HIV/AIDS and Environmental Health to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Announcements of funding opportunities

Notices of national, state and/or local meetings and conference

Information and technological resources for and about specific populations

Training opportunities

Best practices, trends, new ideas

Publications, articles, and research findings related to health information outreach

To learn more about the list and how to subscribe visit:

NIH Challenge! Data Rx: Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic Challenge

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

NIH: Challenge. Data Rx: Prescription Drug Abuse Infographic Challenge. Create an infographic to inform and educate the general public in interesting, novel, and creative ways about prescription drug abuse dangers.

Learn more:

Funding Opportunities Roundup

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Bureau of Primary Health Care Loan Guarantee Program

Bureau of Primary Health Care  – Loan program to Section 330 health centers to obtain a loan guarantee for the financing of a medical facility construction, renovation and modernization.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information:


Homeless Female Veterans’ and Veterans with Families Reintegration Program

U.S. Department of Labor – Awards grants to organizations that provide services to homeless female veterans and veterans with families, and assist them with finding and retaining meaningful employment.

Deadline: June 14, 2013

For more information:


HUD Section 242: Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Loan program to help hospitals finance new construction, refinancing, and modernization or to purchase major movable equipment such as hospital beds, wheeled equipment, and office machines.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information:


Emergency Disaster Grant Program

American Dental Association – Provides assistance to members of the dental profession who have lost property in a declared disaster and supports organizations that can provide emergency dental care in areas affected by disasters.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

For more information:


Family and Youth Services Bureau Basic Center Program

Administration for Children and Families – Provides grants to community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families.

Deadline: July 22, 2013

For more information:


National Library of Medicine Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects

National Library of Medicine  – Funds for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders, and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Deadline: June 20, 2013

For more information:


Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program (RAED)

Office of Rural Health Policy – Offers grants to rural community organizations for the purchase, placement, and training in the use of automated external defibrillators.

Deadline: June 17, 2013

For more information:


Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Bi-Annual Grant

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America – Provides grants to its nonprofit member organizations to develop or enhance educational and support services.

Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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Coordinating Center for Access to Services for Children and Youths with Epilepsy

Maternal and Child Health – Funds a coordinating center to support state and regional epilepsy grantees in their efforts to implement services for children and youths with epilepsy, particularly those residing in rural and medically underserved areas.

Deadline: June 17, 2013

For more information:

Mobile Disaster Information Resources

Friday, April 26th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Resource Center compiles a list of disaster apps and mobile optimized web pages. You will find apps and mobile sites for disaster medicine tools, psychological health tools, hazardous events, disease outbreaks, and disasters in libraries.

Learn more at:

Webinars for week of April 22

Friday, April 19th, 2013

This Month in Telemedicine

Sponsored by American Telemedicine Association

Tuesday, April 23     1:00pm – 2:00pm CST

For more information:


Prioritizing Enrollment Simplification – What States Can Do Now to Make 2014 Easier

Sponsored by National Academy for State Health Policy

Tuesday April 23     noon – 1:00pm CST

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New Health Care Reform Analytics – The Intersection of Population Health, Operational Efficiency and Market Panning in Rural Health Care Delivery

Sponsored by American Hospital Association

Tuesday, April 23     11:00am – 2:30pm CST

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National Provider Call: Medicare Shared Savings Program Application Process – Tips on Completing a Successful Application

Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Tuesday, April 23     12:30pm – 2:00pm CST

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Use of Telemedicine to Improve Palliative Care Coordination, Education and Delivery Across a Rural State

Sponsored by NorthEast Telehealth Resource Center

Wednesday, April 24     11:00am – noon CST

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Healthy People 2020 Spotlight on Health – Social Determinants of Health

Sponsored by Health Resources and Services Administration

Wednesday, April 24     noon – 1:30pm CST

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National Provider Call: ESRD Low-Volume Payment Adjustment

Sponsored by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Wednesday, April 24     12:30 – 2:00pm CST

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Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)

Thursday, April 25     12:30 – 1:30pm CST

For more information:

Boston Marathon: Serving disaster information needs

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

What do you do when your library is impacted by events, such as this week’s tragedy at the Boston marathon that had hospital and public librarians in the area reeling?

The topic of discussion for the weekly #medlibs chat will be disaster information resources. The discussion will be today, Thursday, April 18th at 7pm MT, 8pm CT on Twitter. Librarians from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center, will be there as will Myrna Morales and Michelle Eberle from the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Both Myrna and Michelle were at the Boston Marathon. NN/LM can work with you to partner you up with buddy libraries and help you deal with the emotional impact. You are never alone when a disaster of any level hits.

Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat before? Check out this overview and come on in, it’s a supportive community. Your host for the chat Nikki Dettmar @eagledawg  is happy to answer your questions on how to participate, and you may want to see the information and transcript from the November 5, 2012 chat with DIMRC about Hurricane Sandy here:

National Library Week

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

In observance of both National Library Week, and National Minority Health Month, the OMHRC Knowledge Center was invited to post a blog for the Office of Minority Health website!  Read more about the collection:

Free Library Puts Resources About Minority Health Within Arm’s Reach:

Information Sources on Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, has a new resource guide for Information Sources on
Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

Resources include:

  • Codes of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards
  • Ethical Considerations for Pandemic Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases
  • Crisis (or Altered) Standards of Care
  • Ethics, Disasters and Disabled and Vulnerable Populations
  • Allocation of Scarce Resources and Triage
  • Duty to Care, Willingness to Respond, Role Conflict and Role Abandonment

Access the guide:

International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Today is International Women’s Day.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as ‘Women’s History Month’.

To learn more about International Women’s Day, events near you, and other news visit the website:


The National Library of Medicine has an website/online exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine that celebrates women in medicine.

Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present this exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of medical pioneers.

Visit the exhibit: